Building valuable relationships for our clients and partnerships by opening doors and delivering results.

Welcome to the Merchant Strategy

The Merchant Strategy, Inc. (TMS) is a woman owned small business providing government/community relations, public involvement, and crisis management. TMS is led by Sharon Merchant, a life-long resident of South Florida and former State Representative. Sharon provides the essential skills, relationships, and experience to help clients communicate about projects effectively, build support and cut through government red tape.

Government & Community Relations

The Merchant Strategy, Inc (TMS) serves clients by providing access and building lasting relationships with elected officials, community leaders, and decision makers, offering strategies to guide clients through the maze of government red tape. Through government relations, also known as lobbying, we work to help pass or kill legislation, change regulations, convince the governing body to accept or deny a proposed development or provide an appropriation.

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Public Involvement

Engaging the public is an integral part of any government project. Public involvement opens the door for two way communication between the project team and impacted residents. Public outreach with all involved parties builds trust, understanding and consensus about the project goals while incorporating the public’s views into the decision making process.

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Crisis Management

In the rapidly growing field of crisis management, our staff has been involved in some of the nation’s most highly publicized legal cases. From the initial efforts with a major corporate dilemma, potential business ending challenges, personnel disruptions or personal image damaging events to the resolutions that put companies and individuals on a pathway to future success, we work side-by-side with your staff, legal councils and impacted individuals.

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TMS is Here to Help!

From the beautiful shores of the Palm Beaches to the seaside escapes of Myrtle Beach, The Merchant Strategy Team is here to help you, your company, and/or your organization.

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Office Locations

The Merchant Strategy has offices located in:

  • Broward County, FL
  • Palm Beach County, FL
  • Marion County, FL
  • Horry County, SC